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July 25, 2013

OMC Chairman said both companies will explore vertical drilling operations in the county

Two of the Nation’s biggest oil producers are shutting down their horizontal well operations in Osage County due to poor returns on the expensive wells.

July 19, 2013

Yates is the fifth council member to hold the office of OMC chairman since the 2006 new government

The Second Osage Minerals Council elected Andrew Yates as its chairman in May.

Yates is the fifth council member to hold the office of OMC chairman since the 2006 new government. The first was Jewell Purcell, who served as chair from 2006-2008, John Henry Mashunkashey, was the second, serving from 2008-2010. The Second Osage Minerals Council was elected in 2010 and elected Dudley Whitehorn as the third chairman, serving as chairman from 2010-2012. Councilman Galen Crum replace Whitehorn as chairman from 2012-2013 and now Yates has been elected to serve.

April 3, 2013

The proposed changes will now go through the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) process

The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee denied the Osage Minerals Council’s request to extend the comment period in the updating of the Code of Federal Regulations to the oil and gas production on the Osage Minerals Estate.

The NRC held their last meeting April 2 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, with many speeches against the proposed changes made to the CFRs, followed by many acknowledgements of hard work.

November 16, 2011

Over 100 land tract leases sold to highest energy company bidders; One 18-month lease sold for a record $100,000

TULSA, Okla. – A bonus of approximately $1.7 million was raised at the oil and gas lease sales auction held during the annual Osage Oil and Gas Summit on Nov. 9.

The $1.7 million figure is nearly double the $864,940 raised during the 2010 auction. This year’s auction is the 13th one for the tribe attended by representatives from various oil and gas company representatives at Tulsa’s Hyatt Regency hotel. The Osage Minerals Council and Bureau of Indian Affairs oversaw the auction, which featured 160-acre tracts of land available for oil and/or gas mining.

March 11, 2011

Relations between OMC and Chief’s Office becoming strained after recent draft of MOU from the chief

The Osage Minerals Council might not be sending $50,000 to the plaintiffs in the Jech vs. United States case after all.

The case was recently recommended by a federal judge to be dismissed and at the March 10 OMC meeting it was revealed that the OMC never sent the money they promised to the plaintiffs in the case, which had some Osage shareholders upset.

October 28, 2010










TULSA, Okla. – More than $860,000 was raised during the oil and gas lease sales auction Oct. 27 at the 10th Annual Osage Oil and Gas Summit and Prospect Expo.

Wednesday’s sale is the highest lease sale the Osage Mineral’s Council has had in four years.

July 12, 2010
OMC met in an emergency meeting July 8 to select new chairman and name three signatories
July 8, 2010
Judicial Branch judges, Second Osage Nation Congress and Osage Minerals Council members sworn in